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  1. Students run the Berlin Marathon for charity

    Students run the Berlin Marathon for charity
    Graduate students run Berlin Marathon for charity On Sunday 25 September, several members of the SBR -- Frank Scheibe, Nic Ross, Paul McFadden and David Conlon -- will undertake the gruelling 42.2 km Berlin Marathon, accompanied by their entourage of supporters -- Ros Crone, Gemma Thomas and Liisa van Vliet. To give some purpose to their insanity, they have decided to use this opportunity to…read more
  2. Dr Ken Budden dies, aged 90

    Dr Ken Budden dies, aged 90
    Kenneth George Budden, MA, PhD, FRS, Fellow of St John's College 1947-2005 and Emeritus Reader in Physics, died on 4 September 2005, aged 90.read more
  3. Fellow awarded Knighthood in Honours List

    Fellow awarded Knighthood in Honours List
    Professor Jack Goody, Fellow of St John's since 1961, has been awarded a Knighthood in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to social anthropology.read more
  4. LMBC organise Cambridge Channel Challenge

    LMBC organise Cambridge Channel Challenge
    Cambridge Channel Challenge, 20 June 2005 The inaugural Cambridge Channel Challenge was launched in December 2004 and has been organised by members of the LMBC. It will take place from 20th June 2005. The challenging race will start at Shakespeare Beach in Dover and will finish when the rower steps onto French sand, after 5 hours of intense rowing. The race, which is between half-a-dozen boats…read more
  5. St John's College elects new Senior Bursar

    St John's College elects new Senior Bursar
    St John's College has elected Chris Ewbank, 43, as Fellow and Senior Bursar from 18 April 2005. Chris took his BA at St John's in 1984, reading Part I History and Part II Law. Chris Ewbank has most recently been Chief Operating Officer of Rothschild's Asian Investment banking in Hong Kong, having joined Rothchild in 2000. Prior to that, he was an investment banker for Schroders in London,…read more
  6. Fellow wins prestigious Dan David Prize

    Fellow wins prestigious Dan David Prize
    The Dan David Prize Board has announced that the $1,000,000 Dan David 2005 Prize for achievements in the past category has been awarded jointly to Professor Yisrael Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University and Professor Graeme Barker FBA, Disney Professor of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College. The citation reads that "[Professor Barker], a leading European and…read more
  7. Professor Ernest Frederick Gale dies, aged 90

    Professor Ernest Frederick Gale dies, aged 90
    GALE, Professor Ernest Frederick, BA, PhD, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Microbiology, Fellow of St John's College 1941-44, 1949-88, died on 7 March 2005, aged 90.read more
  8. Dr Xander Monro dies, aged 86

    Dr Xander Monro dies, aged 86
    MONRO, Dr Peter Alexander George, MA, MSc (London), MB, BChir, MD, University Lecturer in Anatomy, 1955-1982, Fellow of St John's College, 1966-1986, died on 9 March 2005, aged 86.read more
  9. College Open Afternoons

    College Open Afternoons
    Our web area has now been updated to include information on our Open Afternoons this year: these will take place on 29 June and 1 July. Individuals are now able to check out the programme and submit an online booking in the main Open Days section, and teachers organising school parties will find a separate booking form in the Teachers section. The deadline for booking a place at an Open Afternoon…read more
  10. Register of Twentieth-Century Johnians

    Register of Twentieth-Century Johnians
    Register of Twentieth-Century Johnians The Register of Twentieth-Century Johnians, Volume I, has been published. The book, which contains entries for all Johnians who were admitted to the College between 1900 and 1949, is available to purchase through the Johnian Office for £30.00 (plus £6.00 p&p within the UK, £10.00 overseas). Please contact the Biographical Assistant, Fiona Colbert, if you…read more
  11. Elections to Fellowships, 2004

    Elections to Fellowships, 2004
    Elections to Fellowships, 2004 Elections to Fellowship under Title A (Research Fellowships) Dr Sarah Houghton was elected to a Research Fellowship from 1 October 2004, for research in English.  She graduated from St John's with a BA in 1999, was awarded an MPhil in 2000, and a PhD in 2004.  Her PhD thesis was entitled 'The Faith and Theodicy of John Clare'. During the course of her tenure she…read more
  12. Deadline for Scholarship Competition

    Deadline for Scholarship Competition
    Don't forget that the closing date of the Benefactors' Scholarships Competition is 1 May 2005.read more
  13. Departures from the Fellowship

    Departures from the Fellowship
    Departures from the Fellowship 2003-2004  Dr Gavin Mark Bierman, College Lecturer, Director of Studies and University Lecturer in Computer Science, left at the end of the Lent Term to become a full time researcher at Microsoft Research, Cambridge. Mr Stephen Butterfill, Research Fellow in Philosophy, is now a Research Fellow on the AHRB Project on Causal Understanding at the Department of…read more
  14. Honorary Fellow has died

    Honorary Fellow has died
    Professor Maurice Wilkins, Honorary Fellow of the College, has died, aged 87 Professor Maurice Wilkins, CBE, MA, PhD (Birmingham), FRS, Honorary Fellow of the College since 1972, Emeritus Professor of Biophysics, King's College London and joint winner, with Francis Crick and James Watson, of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1962, died on Tuesday 5 October 2004, aged 87.read more
  15. It's Application Time...

    It's Application Time...
    DON'T FORGET!!! Friday 15 October is the next important date on the Admissions Calendar.  If you are applying to Cambridge in general - and St John's College in particular - please ensure that we receive your Cambridge Application Form no later than Friday 15 October. Here in the Admissions office we are clearing our desks and waiting for the many applications to start pouring in.  Based on past…read more